Monday, May 20, 2013

Two Owls in a Tree

It took me a long time to decide what I wanted to do for the project this month. Some of you will remember from last year that I really liked working with hexagons for Genevieve's quilt. Finally,  I decided to go back to them to create a tree for Shauna. This is the first time I have tried to appliqué. Spray starch was a big help in keeping everything smooth and also setting my machine so that the needle stopped in the down position. I also liked doing some overlapping with the shapes. The little owls are from some fabric that I am using for a quilt for a friend (one that I started last summer and it is still waiting to be finished!).  Shauna, I hope you like the newest addition to your quilt.

Have a great week everyone!


  1. The owls are the cutest touch! It's beautiful...

  2. Loving the organic nature and colours of your tree Jennifer! Lots of fun :)

  3. I love the owl tree. Those two owls look so cute, I particularly like the one with the half-shut eyes who looks as if he is very fed-up sitting in the tree. It's great!

  4. THANK YOU JENNIFER :). The owls are a cute touch. Great idea to use hexagons for the leaves! And the addition of the heart on the trunk...very sweet. So very excited about these different tree blocks!! I love the surprise element of checking our site and seeing a new post...very exciting. THANK YOU :) Shauna

  5. Oh I very much agree with everyone - so cute Jennifer. As a big fan of the colour green, I really love your green fabrics too.

  6. Jennifer, they are sooo cute, those little owls. And they speak Shauna! They really have a knack!

    Can't wait to see Shauna's quilt come together. Now if only I could make up my mind about my own tree project...

    I love the hexagons too. Lovely work